QUESTION: Hi there, This is Shashank this side and I have a question – is it better to swim at a moderate speed continuously, or take short breaks, mix up the strokes and swim faster lengths (as a result of breaking in between)? I have been swimming for over 7 years now, 4-5 times a […]
Swim Freestyle Fast with correct freestyle technique
The freestyle stroke is the fastest, most efficient stroke, because it maintains the body in a streamlined position with the limbs able to apply constant propulsive forces due to the arms alternating action and the continuous flutter action of the legs.
To swim freestyle fast you need to start with the correct technique.
QUESTION: Hi, Just wondering what age a girl would start doing an 800m free style. My daughter is 11 years old and has been asked to swim the 400m free style and later in the day the 800m free style. Is there a practical age for such races, or is it up to the coach […]
QUESTION: Hi Gary, My 13 year old son would like to know how to improve his kick in training. He really struggles in kick sets and often gets overlapped. He swam at Age Nationals this year and has just moved clubs from a 25m training pool to a 50m training pool. He is coping with […]
QUESTION: Hi, Could you please answer a question relating to how to breath correctly for freestyle swimming. On the exhale phrase, do I breath out, underwater of course, through my nose or through my mouth or a bit of both, in a long release? Also, when I use the 3 stroke method with a alternating […]
QUESTION: Hi Gary, I would be very interesting in your opinion on what breathing pattern would you would recommend to young competitive swimmers (10-12 years old) and kids 5-6 years old? Our coach is strictly follows one-side breathing while I have a fear that this will develop very unbalanced technique for kids. Moreover, I see that […]
QUESTION: Hi Gary, How do I stop my legs from dragging low in the water when I’m swimming freestyle? Thanks, Terry ANSWER: Hi Terry, This is a common question from males particularly. A humans centre of buoyancy is in their mid chest and their centre of gravity is closer to the chest than a man’s […]
QUESTION: Hello again Gary! My 13 yo swimmer son’s technique is greatly improving, and he is overall seeing a marked difference in his efficiency and times. Thank you so much for your advice and recommendations….it is definitely working! There is now another issue….my son has an affinity towards sprint races, and finds difficulty with his […]
QUESTION: Hi Gary, My name is Canis. Firstly i would like to thank you for the Swimming Expert website you have. I found alot of interesting topics & tips to advance my swimming. Gary, i have a question & i hope you can give me some tips on this matter. What will be the best […]
QUESTION: Hi, This is a question about my 10 year old sister. She excels in swimming, the best in her club for her age in butterfly and freestyle by far, she even has the best 50m Butterfly time for her age and gender in the state. She regularly comes homes from races with a handful […]
QUESTION: Hi Gary, First of all, your website and book have been great – definitely an important tool for parents with kids who swim. I would like to ask how I can help my son… he’s 11 years old, he is in the swimming squad, he trains 4 times a week (1.5hours per session) and […]